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  • US Baltimore class



    Cruiser Baltimore class

    Heavy Cruisers designed and built during the last years of the Second World War. Many ships of the class were reffited during the 1950s as the first guided missiles cruisers

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    US Oregon City class 1946
    US CG Boston class 1952
    US CG Albany class 1958
                            US CG Leahy class 1962
                                                    US CGN Bainbridge class 1962
                                                    US CG Belknap class 1964
                                                                            US CGN Truxtun class 1967
                                                                                                    US CGN California class 1974
                                                                                                                            US CGN Virginia class 1976


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        Typical Max
    No Landing platform


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    US Fore River Shipyard - 3
    US Philadelphia Naval Shipyard - 1

    List of Ships

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    USUS NavyCA-69USS Boston19431946
    Boston class CAG-1 USS Boston 19551970
    USUS NavyCA-70USS Canberra19431947
    Boston class CAG-2 USS Canberra 19561970
    USUS NavyCA-74USS Columbus19451959
    Albany class CG-12 USS Columbus 19591975
    USUS NavyCA-136USS Chicago19451947
    Albany class CG-11 USS Chicago 19581980
    USUS NavyCA-123Oregon City class USS Albany19461958
    Albany class CG-10 USS Albany 19581980
    USUS NavyCG-16Leahy class USS Leahy19621993
    USUS NavyCGN-25Bainbridge class USS BainbridgeNJUL19621996
    USUS NavyCG-17Leahy class USS Harry E. YarnellNHEY19631993
    USUS NavyCG-18Leahy class USS WordenNQRA19631993
    USUS NavyCG-19Leahy class USS Dale19631994
    USUS NavyCG-21Leahy class USS GridleyNHBJ19631994
    USUS NavyCG-22Leahy class USS EnglandNLXZ19631994
    USUS NavyCG-23Leahy class USS HalseyNCXF19631994
    USUS NavyCG-20Leahy class USS Richmond K. TurnerNRKT19641995
    USUS NavyCG-24Leahy class USS ReevesNIEM19641993
    USUS NavyCG-26Belknap class USS Belknap19641995
    USUS NavyCG-27Belknap class USS Josephus Daniels19651994
    USUS NavyCG-28Belknap class USS WainwrightNGHX19661993
    USUS NavyCG-29Belknap class USS JouettNZTV19661994
    USUS NavyCG-32Belknap class USS William H. StandleyNWHS19661994
    USUS NavyCG-33Belknap class USS FoxNFOX19661994
    USUS NavyCG-30Belknap class USS HorneNBXW19671994
    USUS NavyCG-31Belknap class USS SterettNUKJ19671994
    USUS NavyCG-34Belknap class USS BiddleNMYE19671993
    USUS NavyCGN-35Truxtun class USS Truxtun19671995
    USUS NavyCGN-36California class USS CaliforniaNKIN19741999
    USUS NavyCGN-37California class USS South CarolinaNLVQ19751999
    USUS NavyCGN-38Virginia class USS Virginia19761994
    USUS NavyCGN-39Virginia class USS TexasNTEX19771993
    USUS NavyCGN-40Virginia class USS MississippiNGGD19781997
    USUS NavyCGN-41Virginia class USS ArkansasNARK19801998

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    1940-jul-1OrderedUS CA-70 USS Canberra as Baltimore class
    1940-sep-9OrderedUS CA-74 USS Columbus
    1941-jun-30Laid downUS CA-69 USS Boston as Baltimore class
    1941-sep-3Laid downUS CA-70 USS Canberra
    1942-aug-26LaunchedUS CA-69 USS Boston
    1943-apr-19LaunchedUS CA-70 USS Canberra
    1943-jun-23Laid downUS CA-74 USS Columbus
    1943-jun-30CommissionedUS CA-69 USS Boston
    1943-jul-28Laid downUS CA-136 USS Chicago
    1943-oct-14CommissionedUS CA-70 USS Canberra
    1944-aug-20LaunchedUS CA-136 USS Chicago
    1944-nov-30LaunchedUS CA-74 USS Columbus
    1945-jan-10CommissionedUS CA-136 USS Chicago
    1945-jun-8CommissionedUS CA-74 USS Columbus
    1946-mar-12DecommissionedUS CA-69 USS Boston to reserve
    1947-mar-7DecommissionedUS CA-70 USS Canberra to reserve
    1947-jun-6DecommissionedUS CA-136 USS Chicago to reserve
    1952-jan-4Fate: transferedUS CA-69 USS Boston reclassified as CAG-1
    1952-jan-4Fate: transferedUS CA-70 USS Canberra reclassified as CAG-2
    1959-may-8DecommissionedUS CA-74 USS Columbus

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